One of the recent actions of the Institute for the Protection of Women’s Rights held a joint meeting with the United Nations Office in Tehran that it has analyzed the issue of the Role of Women in Global Peace. The UNIC Director in the I.R. of Iran , Dr. Maria Dotsenko, was special speaker at this seminar.
Actually , on the occasion of “International Peace Day” ,with the presence of lawyers and experts, was held a professional meeting as ” Women , Architects of Peace” at the United Nations office On September 17, 2017, at 10-12.
Professor at the Faculty of Law and the head of UNESCO Chair for Human Rights, Peace and Democracy Dr. Hossein Mir Mohammad Sadeghi, and Advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director General of Human Rights and Women Department of Foreign Ministry Dr. Zahra Pishgahifard were the main speakers of this seminar.
Addressing nearly 120 university professors and students, researchers as well as NGO members and journalists, UNIC Director Dotsenko spoke about International Day of Peace ,She said that as peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. “Women are deployed in all areas – police, military and civilian – and have made a positive impact on peacekeeping environments, both in supporting the role of women in building peace and protecting women’s rights,” she added.
UNIC Director emphasized that in all fields of peacekeeping, women peacekeepers have proven that they can perform the same roles, to the same standards and under the same difficult conditions, as their male counterparts.
Advisor to Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Pishgahifard in her remarks emphasized that she like all other human beings on earth, women, would like to live in peace and tranquility.
She said all people after experiencing two devastating world wars decided to have peace prevailing throughout the world.
“All nations wanted to live in peace and security under the international laws and the United Nations flag ,” the Foreign Ministry official added.
Dr. Mirmohammad-Sadeqi with regard to the women’s role in promoting peace told the participants that women can be the best promoters and advocates of peace in the world. During course of the history, we witnessed wherever there was war and violence, women were humiliated and wherever women were honored, peace and friendship dominated war and violence,” he added.
The seminar ended with a question and answer session and comments by the participants.